To the Editor:
Subject: A “Dear Johns” letter to the editor of the Killeen Daily Herald
Dear Johns, (Roberts, Boehner, McCain, Cornyn and Carter),
I am afraid our relationship must end. I am so disappointed with you. When we first met it was almost love at first sight. You were young, brave and determined to change the world. Your words were strong and true. Our future together seemed bright. You were fun to be with. Young and alive, you had all the right words to turn peoples’ heads. You were first a lawyer, a judge, a congressman then a senator or chief justice. Needless to say, my friends and I were thrilled as you railed against the corruption and backdoor deals of Washington. We all thought we had found that strong conservative voice for the people.
Now you’ve changed.
Is it the allure of Washington or the easy money that has corrupted your virtue? Your lips tell me no-no, but there is yes-yes in your eyes and voting record.
You were supposed to be our best and brightest; however, you have been flummoxed by Obamacare, immigration, voting rights, budget negotiations, IRS intrusions, NSA incompetence, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and North Korea.
Four dead Americans in Benghazi, Libya, have received no justice.
These missteps do not bode well for your future or mine.
Our relationship is at a standstill. I no longer trust you. I believe it is time for us to start seeing other people. Sadly, I think it will be difficult to remain friends even after all we have been through together. A new Mr. Right may be just around the corner. To be honest, there is a handsome young senator from Texas who has caught my eye. He reminds me of you many years ago.
Very sincerely, a disappointed voter,
George Van Riper